Kubuntu default look

Marcel K. marcelkaeming at gmail.com
Sat Jan 21 14:29:27 GMT 2006

Looks relay great and a good idea!

But i think nuoveX can also be CrystalClear too?

2006/1/21, Flavio Tordini <flavio.tordini at gmail.com>:
> Hi all,
> I'm a Kubuntu user since the very first release. I'd like to propose
> enhancements to the default Kubuntu look. Sane defaults are vital for
> people
> not able or not willing to customize their desktop. I'm aware that this
> topic
> is highly subjective and that there is no perfect solution, anyway here
> are
> my proposals:
> 1. Use nuoveXT (http://nuovext.pwsp.net/) as the default iconset. nuoveXT
> looks very professional and is available for both for KDE and Gnome.
> Kubuntu
> should come with both versions installed.
> 2. Use DejaVu Sans Condensed instead of DejaVu Sans. The Condensed version
> is
> smoother. The "sans" alias should be resolved to the chosen font and not
> to
> Bitstream Vera.
> 3. Provide GTK+ libs configured with the ClearLooks theme, nuoveXT icons,
> and
> Dejavu Sans Condensed. ClearLooks is cleaner and more stable than GtkQt,
> users care more about great looking apps than identical widgets everywhere
> (think OSX Aqua and Brushed Metal). A typical user will surely need at
> least
> one GTK+ application, and it has to look good out of the box.
> 4. Use bigger icons, 16x16 icons are a relic from the past. The toobar
> icon
> size should be 32x32. Some applications still have way too much
> toolbuttons
> (e.g. KOffice), they should be simplified. Small icons should be 22x22.
> Icons
> in the KMenu should be set to 32x32:
> http://purl.org/net/flavio/download/kubuntu-proposal/kmenu.png
> 5. The color set is too dark/bluish. The "Redmond XP" color theme is a
> good
> starting point, especially the light gray background. The "Contrast"
> setting
> should be set to "Low". The "Alternate background in lists" should be set
> to
> white. The violet Konqueror filelist background should be dropped in favor
> of
> a plain white one.
> 6. The Lipstik style should be configured as shown in this screenshot
> http://purl.org/net/flavio/download/kubuntu-proposal/lipstik.png,
> especially the menu gradients should be removed.
> And here's the final result:
> http://purl.org/net/flavio/download/kubuntu-proposal/filemanager.png
> kind regards,
> Flavio Tordini
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